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EK Monocerotis

EK Monocerotis Facts

EK Monocerotis's Alternative Names

HIP33014 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue.

EK Monocerotis has alternative name(s) :- EK Mon, EK Mon.

More details on objects' alternative names can be found at Star Names .

Location of EK Monocerotis

The location of the variable star in the night sky is determined by the Right Ascension (R.A.) and Declination (Dec.), these are equivalent to the Longitude and Latitude on the Earth. The Right Ascension is how far expressed in time (hh:mm:ss) the star is along the celestial equator. If the R.A. is positive then its eastwards. The Declination is how far north or south the object is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For EK Monocerotis, the location is 06h 52m 46.17 and -02° 27` 29.6 .

Source of Information

The source of the information if it has a Hip I.D. is from Simbad, the Hipparcos data library based at the University at Strasbourg, France. Hipparcos was a E.S.A. satellite operation launched in 1989 for four years. The items in red are values that I've calculated so they could well be wrong. Information regarding Metallicity and/or Mass is from the E.U. Exoplanets. The information was obtained as of 12th Feb 2017.

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Additional EK Monocerotis Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameEK Monocerotis
Alternative NamesEK Mon, HIP 33014, EK Mon
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeVariable Star
GalaxyMilky Way
Visual / Apparent Magnitude11.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)06h 52m 46.17
Declination (Dec.)-02° 27` 29.6
Galactic Latitude-0.82 degrees
Galactic Longitude215.27 degrees
Distance from Earth-0.77 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 -4235.89 Light Years
 -1298.70 Parsecs
 -267,874,237.30 Astronomical Units
B-V Index-99.00

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details

Variable Star ClassPulsating
Variable Star TypeDelta Cepheid
Mean Variability Period in Days3.957
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)10.910 - 11.465

Sources and Links

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